Suzi Wallis

Counsellor & Family Therapist

8 July 2020: I am unable to take new clients at present. Please check my schedule page for any held appointments, as they may be available upon enquiry. If you’d like to go on the cancellation/wait list, please email me on

Kia ora and thank you for visiting

  • Seeking counselling is a courageous step - welcome.

  • This website is about Suzi Wallis, the counselling process and the face-to-face counselling that Suzi offers in Ellerslie North, Auckland, Aotearoa.

  • Please read directly above this area, to see if Suzi is currently able to take new clients.

About Me

  • My name is Suzi Wallis. I see my purpose as helping you navigate the challenges you face, so that you can experience more success and happiness.

  • Robust emotional health is key to having a fulfilling life, and managing the hurdles that you face. Even if you feel like life can't possibly improve, I want to assure you that what you're going through is temporary, and that you can find a way through.

  • My specialty areas are:

    • communication upskilling

    • conflict management

    • working with couples (of any gender or gender combination) to work through relationship issues

    • grief support for all.

  • I can also help with many other issues you may be facing.

  • I work with clients aged 14 upwards.

  • The counselling I offer is about making change, and making change stick. Clients regularly leave sessions with several things to work on between appointments.

  • I have been working with clients since 2002, and offer a variety of modalities to assist you with getting the change you want.

When is the right time to get help?

  • If you are in distress, something big has just happened, if you are feeling overwhelmed, or there is a crisis going on - these are absolutely important times to get help.

  • Counselling isn't just useful for the big stuff - it's also the everyday stresses that can reduce our resilience and general happiness – eg: being bullied at work, having difficult work or personal relationships, struggling to make an important decision, step parenting, negotiating the new rules of living together, fear of anger or conflict – assistance with these types of issues (which can be achieved in 3-6 sessions) can clear the way for more happiness and strength in all areas of your life.

  • Please consider getting in touch if you want to explore any area of your life that is currently not working the way you’d like.

Some questions for you

  • Is your relationship in trouble?

  • Is conflict a problem for you in any area of your life?

  • Are you experiencing grief or have you just experienced a shock?

  • Are you ready to grow?

  • Do you want to shed your emotional baggage?

  • Are you ready to take responsibility for your own behaviour?

  • Do you want to increase your resilience?

  • Do you understand that you have the greatest influence on how your life turns out?

  • Do you want to learn the patterns and habits that get you into challenging situations (and healthy alternatives)?

  • Are you having trouble communicating with others, or being understood?

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed right now?

  • Are you feeling unheard in any area of your life?

  • Do you feel silenced or powerless by a situation you are in?

If you have answered "yes" to any of the above questions, welcome - you are in the right place. I can work with you to ensure that your current challenges become manageable, and that you find more happiness and resilience in your daily life.

Services I offer include:

  • Couple counselling for all types of couples in all types of situations

  • Counselling and Family Therapy

  • Grief/loss/bereavement support

  • Communication skills training, including conflict management

  • Divorce and separation coaching, including assistance with parenting plan reviews

  • Finding ways to manage stress and find lifestyle balance

  • Supporting life transitions

  • New ways of managing anger

  • Spiritual awareness

  • Building resilience in the face of challenge

  • EAP services (if your organisation doesn't have an EAP programme, I am happy to invoice them directly)

  • Exploration of your life direction

  • Building clarity about your sexuality/sexual behaviour/sexual identity

  • Mediation

I can also support many other challenges that you're experiencing. Please get in touch to enquire.

Please have a good look around the site - there is information on funded counselling, how to contact me, how I work, student/graduate/partially discounted counselling, lots of information on counselling topics, and some articles I have written.